2017 Roster Projection Contest, and a Joke

-by DNOMN8R314

You knew this was coming.

With the sole roster cutdown less than one week away, it’s time for that contest again.

Create your 53-man roster projection (I suggest using PatsPicker; full disclosure, I update the roster for that site) and send it to contests@patsfootballfans.com. (Please include your username in the body of the email.) As always, I’ll be collecting from here, from PatsPulpit (I expanded the contest there last year), and from beat writers and bloggers, in an attempt to determine which group and which individual has the strongest prognostication skill.

The deadline will be 11:59 PM, September 1, the minute before Cutdown Day.

Good luck.

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IN THE MEANTIME, to fill article space, here’s a joke I remember from about 15 years ago. I’ve updated the setting.

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At the start of the 2017 football season, Trey Wingo is traveling back to Bristol from a trip to California. He decides to stop by a few stadiums along the way, and just before Week 1 starts, he finds himself in Indianapolis right outside Lucas Oil Stadium. On a hunch, he goes inside.

In the stadium, he sees Andrew Luck jogging back to the bench after warmups, and oddly, he sees a gold phone next to the bench. Out of curiosity, he goes over and asks Luck about it.

“That?” Luck says. “That’s the hotline to God. 500 bucks a call.”

Thinking about it, Wingo realizes he hasn’t called in his predictions for the week, and has been so busy traveling that he hasn’t done his research. He decides there’s only one option: ask God for the week’s results. He goes up to the phone and swipes his card. That week, Wingo predicts every game right.

After another week of traveling, Wingo ends up in New Jersey near MetLife Stadium. He goes inside and sees Christian Hackenberg sitting on the bench next to another golden phone. Wingo asks Hackenberg about it.

“Hotline to God,” Hackenberg says. “Costs a thousand for a call.”

Having still been traveling, Wingo realizes he hasn’t made his picks yet, so once again he pays and calls God, and once again, he gets every game right.

One week later, Wingo is almost home but is in Foxboro, at Gillette Stadium. He steps inside and sees Tom Brady warming up, as well as a gold phone by the bench.

Wingo steps up to Brady and points at the phone. “Hotline to God, right?”

“Yep,” Brady says. “If you need to use it, it’s 50 cents.”

“Hang on,” Wingo says. “In Indy that phone cost 500 dollars and at MetLife it was a thousand. Why is that phone so cheap here?”

“Because here,” Brady answers, “it’s a local call.”

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BoSoxJim
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Thanks, Jdog!
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Calipatsfan3473
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According to PFT- Broncos are planning on releasing TJ Ward.

Saturn III
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That dirty bastard is terrible in coverage.

Calipatsfan3473
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He’ll get picked up by someone.

zoocore
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Probably the Steelers. haha

Calipatsfan3473
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Or Cincy.

Calipatsfan3473
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Don’t think I’m going to watch the game tonight- most of these guys won’t be on the team tomorrow.

dyims
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Is Saturday the actual tomahawk day???

Calipatsfan3473
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I believe so but I bet they start the cuts tomorrow.

Saturn III
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Got to get to 53 by Saturday 4pm EST.

Calipatsfan3473
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They may start the cuts tonight.

Mattsky
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Calipatsfan3473
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Nice cover.

Mattsky
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If somebody has a suggestion I’ll pass it along. Some of his videos are good but I could do with out the belching.

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Hey Pats pals, we’re shooting a new S**t Pats Fans Say video these next few days and we could really use a doctor’s office, or ANYTHING that could look like a doctor’s office waiting room, for a very quick shot on Friday morning between 9am and 2pm. Anyone have any leads or connections?

JLStokes
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With “Do Your Job…Pt. 2”, “America’s Game” and “Top 10” on consecutively, it’ll be quite the night.

Jdog Lemon Head
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You going to wait to watch DYJ 2 with the rest of the games or are you going to watch it on Sunday when it first airs?

redemption50
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Big World Cup qualifying game for the U.S tomorrow night. They play Costa Rica and it is close to a must win game. And they are down a few starting defenders due to injury.

Saturn III
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Where is Smack? It’s transfer deadline day, complete silly season time!

redemption50
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Greetings, Salutation and good vibrations to all you patriots fans. Last pre-season game, I like it. means the reg season is close by

hugowasmyhomeboy
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“According to multiple sources that spoke with The Ringer, Dan Gilbert was in charge of the decision-making on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ trade of Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, Brooklyn’s 2018 first round pick and Miami’s 2020 second round pick.”

redemption50
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Which is why owners should own and general managers should manage

Saturn III
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Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder would like a word with you.

redemption50
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I think their fan bases would like a word with them

Saturn III
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That’s putting it nicely lol.

redemption50
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🙂

bring
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Lakers get slap on the wrist for tampering with George

That’s the Magic effect

Calipatsfan3473
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What did they get?

Panic Time
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Why blame it on Magic? Why not the owners?

redemption50
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I think tampering is silly in general. Everybody does it and it’s next to impossible to patrol it or stop it. But rules are rules

Mattsky
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r/Patriots ‏ @rslashpatriots
We are Jacoby Brissett days away from kickoff!comment image

dyims
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Dnomn, how can we find out if you received our entry for this contest??

MrScratch
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I think this a great example of why Chauncey Billups turned down that job.

Panic Time
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If that second round pick ends up being an hidden gem, they will be hailed as shrewd negotiators.

bring
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it’s way too far away for that

Panic Time
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Don’t you think it’s way too early to figure out a winner and a loser in this trade like most people are doing?

bring
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yes – we will circle back on it at next years draft, and if thomas resigns with cleve and if irving resigns with bos

Panic Time
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QB (3) T.Brady, J.Garoppolo, Mother of All Panic
RB (6) M.Gillislee, J.White, R.Burkhead, D.Lewis, J.Develin, Panic Who?
WR (6) B.Cooks, C.Hogan, D.Amendola, M.Mitchell, M.Slater, Panic Time Jr.
TE (3) R.Gronkowski, D.Allen, Panic Time Sr.
C (2) D.Andrews, J.Ferentz
G (3) S.Mason, J.Thuney, T.Karras
T (4) N.Solder, M.Cannon, C.Fleming, L.Waddle
DE (3) T.Flowers, D.Hightower, D.Wise
DT (5) A.Branch, M.Brown, L.Guy, V.Valentine, A.Butler
ILB(2) D.Harris, H.Langi
OLB(2) K.VanNoy, S.McClellin
CB (6) M.Butler, S.Gilmore, E.Rowe, J.Jones, J.Coleman, C.Jones
SS (3) P.Chung, N.Ebner, B.King
FS (2) D.McCourty, D.Harmon
ST (3) S.Gostkowski, R.Allen, J.Cardona

hugowasmyhomeboy
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This whole thing is just a strange lose-lose for Cleveland now.
If IT is healthy and playing for them, they’re going to look really shady, you have to think that will affect the way other NBA franchises look at them in negotiations, no?
Meanwhile if they weren’t making stuff up, and IT actually broke, they’re out a 2nd banana to run with LeBron and compete this season.

Neil X
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I think you overstate how much anyone outside of Boston cares about this. Cleveland thinks Thomas is hurt worse than Boston let on to them, so they asked for more compensation. I don’t think that hurts them at all in future negotiations. Trades are voided all the time when players don’t pass physicals.

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By all accounts, the Cavs’ doctors did not find anything unexpected in IT’s physical, though. Trades are voided all the time, but they are never held up while one team leaks demands for additional compensation and intimates that they will listen to better offers from another team. For the price that was paid, the Cavs could have conducted this whole thing privately and the trade could have been amended today with the 2nd rounder added.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Why didn’t they get more compensation then?
If IT is really hurt that bad…. than the Cavs look like morons. They’ve got a year left to make a run at the NBA title. They should just keep Irving and move him later if IT can’t replace him. Irving has another year left.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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If IT’s hurt, the Cavs are getting shafted. The Brooklyn pick is a great asset, but the Cavs are the clear 2nd best team in the NBA and have the best player of their generation.
You don’t give up on making a last run with LeBron to get a high draft pick. You can have all the high draft picks you want when he’s gone.

Neil X
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I wasn’t addressing whether the trade was a good idea for Cleveland or not. But I don’t think asking for more compensation after Thomas took a physical hurts Cleveland at all.

bring
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it does hurt cleveland because they knew everything already upfront – they were simply using the IT physical as an excuse to try and get better offers from teams in the west

redemption50
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I don’t think they are voided “all the time” That happens occasionally but not very often.

Neil X
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GAME DAY!!!!

bring
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Cavs = amateur hour

They held up the trade for an effing 2nd rounder? Is that a joke? That’s embarrassing.

rondo723
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Gotta believe Dan Gilbert’s fingerprints are all over this mess. Pressing for more and ending up with a 2020 2nd rounder is moronic. They’ve now said aloud that (1) they are concerned about IT’s injury (2) the amount of their concern is a 2020 2nd round pick (3) that they are willing to threaten completed trade negotiations over that amount. If the goal of picking up an additional asset by holding this trade hostage was to save face, they’ve done the opposite.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Honestly, I wonder if the Cavs fully intended to void the trade if they didn’t get the LAL/SAC pick, Tatum or Brown, and the NBA front office got involved. It wouldn’t be the first time the NBA front office gets involved in team business (vetoing the Chris Paul trade, hiring Colangelo to take over the 76ers come to mind).

bring
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no chance – they were not getting more for irving than what they agreed to with the celtics – half the boston fans were hoping they would void the trade – cleveland had no leverage

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Why all the drama then? Surely if they had no leverage they wouldn’t have bothered with all this to begin with. Or are they really that incompetent?

rondo723
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My feeling is that not everything was communicated clearly between owner, GM, and coach/players. I think the GM made a deal with the future in focus and LeBron/Lue did not know the extent to which their season might be compromised until after the trade was completed. Enter ham-fisted owner leaking craziness to Woj. Hilarity ensues.

bring
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all things being equal, they would prefer not to send irving to a rival in the east – unfortunately boston had the best offer – using the physical as an excuse could potentially let teams in the west up their offers now that they saw what boston was giving them

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Hi everyone. I’m sorry I didn’t elaborate on my earlier post, I was very rushed for time then. She indeed does not have to have any more treatments for her cancer. They believe that between the two surgeries and the three radiation treatments that they eradicated all of the cancer. The radiation treatments that she had were of the kind that they could put a cylinder directly over the cancer location and blast just that area. She shouldn’t have any side affects and they put a recurrence at <3%. She has to have a follow up appt with the cancer… Read more »
Mattsky
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GREAT!

Calipatsfan3473
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Wonderful news dyims- I was so worried this afternoon- my heart is with both of you to beat this thing- stay strong!!

hugowasmyhomeboy
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That’s wonderful dyims. I didn’t know the expression ring the bell.

bring
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Great news. Enjoy life!

NHBruh
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So happy to hear this!

Saturn III
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So happy to hear, God Bless her and your family.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Whatever you thought of the original Kyrie Irving trade – Danny Ainge has balls of steel.
Imagine if the Cavs just voided that trade. IT is furious and injured and a FA. Crowder is probably disgruntled. Celts had a ton to lose and they outstared the Cavs.

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Must have been longer than I can remember because I don’t recall the site like this. But most things in life change so there you go. Keep it real G’s

Neil X
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Also, read the information at:

http://www.patsfootballfans.com/change

Calipatsfan3473
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Great to see you Enash- hope all is good in your life.

bring
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Regarding Brissett – I think many prognosticators in the media recall Parcells being very defensive about him when discussing his first season. This led many to believe word got to Parcells that the Pats weren’t happy with Brissett’s development. Even if that is the case, they will give him a season of practice to make sure – especially with Garop in his last year. If Brissett does get cut, I don’t think the Pats go back to Parcells for advice on college QBs.

bring
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If he does get cut, rest assured, he is all bad

I don’t think he gets cut though

Calipatsfan3473
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Wow- Miguel thinks Carr will get cut and make through waivers- PS- I don’t know if this will be true.

bring
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Why is that a wow? Was he drafted?

bring
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The opposite will happen – passing along local chatter

bring
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No position more valuable than QB. Brissett had a lost season in year 1, so it’s worthwhile to make sure you give him a chance to develop, especially if the plan is to franchise then trade Garop next offseason

EnashWaca
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Strange Days indeed

Calipatsfan3473
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Hmmm- Jermaine Kearse on the trading block———————————->

Dingo
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Kearse’s contract: 2017: $2.2 million, 2018: $5 million, 2019: Free Agent.

dyims
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She rang the bell today.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Everything ok dyims?

Calipatsfan3473
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I don’t like the sound of this.

Dingo
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Ringing the bell means that his wife ended active radiation treatment.

Calipatsfan3473
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Thank goodness- I was worried.

Dingo
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I looked the phrase up, and was happily relieved.

Calipatsfan3473
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I’m relieved- they deserve some good news.

Calipatsfan3473
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What’s going on??

Dingo
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Great news, dyims! Happy for the both of you!

Pauly
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Glad to hear it. May the good milestones keep a-comin’.

Calipatsfan3473
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Burfict’s suspension has gone from 5 games to 3 games————————–>

Calipatsfan3473
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109 in the shade today- how lovely.

EnashWaca
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Yo who bum rushed the show?

M.Fan
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I just received a weekly email from NFL Game Pass where they inform me that “We know you love the true American experience, so US commercials will be returning during Live Games for the regular season.”
I guess that they’ll justify raising the price next year because of the added value brought to me by the adverts…

Calipatsfan3473
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You knew they’d get you somehow.

Pauly
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I pity the grunt that actually was tasked with putting a positive spin on havong to watch advertisements…

Neil X
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If the Patriots are not playing, my wife likes the Super Bowl ads more than the game.

Saturn III
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RIP Rollie Massamino.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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lol Joe Haden just owned me. So much for 1 year 5 mil plus incentives

Calipatsfan3473
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Steelers are desperate.

hugowasmyhomeboy
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I figured he’d play on a 1 year deal to get paid next offseason, not get a long term deal sight unseen

Calipatsfan3473
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Steelers know him very well through divisional play.

Calipatsfan3473
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Brissett to be the starter vs Giants——————————–>

dp73
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Some here think Brissett could get cut. Thoughts?

Jdog Lemon Head
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I’m curious if another team would pick him up. If not, I would love for the Pats to cut him and move him to PS so we can keep another player. I don’t see the Pats cutting him now since we lost Jules. Also wouldn’t be terribly smart if Jacoby got claimed and then we lose Jimmy G next year. We basically wouldn’t have a QB that has been in the system and Brady would be 41 next year.

Calipatsfan3473
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If they’re willing to trade/cut him- could indicate that they intend on keeping Jimmy.

Jdog Lemon Head
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Was thinking the same thing

Calipatsfan3473
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I tend to learn towards them keeping him- maybe he’ll give them a “team friendly” deal.

Jdog Lemon Head
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Doug Moore
I think the #Patriots are putting Brissett on display tomorrow for interested clubs before the roster cut-downs are due. Just a gut feeling.

M.Fan
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and then the same Doug Moore admits that he is always wrong 🙂

Saturn III
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He’s as bad as Volin.

Calipatsfan3473
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Bolden may be cut this year but I do like him on ST.

dp73
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He is on his rookie contract. He already has a team friendly deal.

Calipatsfan3473
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Yes but if they tag him he’s going to get huge money- maybe they can work something out before that.

dp73
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Tag him? Why do that?

Calipatsfan3473
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If they can’t work out a contract extension.

BoSoxJim
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Or they came to the conclusion that he’s never going to be a competent QB for them.

dp73
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What round pick do you think we could get for Brissett?

Calipatsfan3473
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5th or 6th rounder at the most.

dp73
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I think there is enough tape on him that he would be picked up.

Calipatsfan3473
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I would think it would depend about how comfortable the coaching staff is with going into the season with 2 QB’s. I know they’ve done it before- but it is risky.

Neil X
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I think it’s possible, if they have come to the conclusion that he can’t ever be an impact QB in teh NFL.

Calipatsfan3473
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Joe Haden to the Steelers- 3 years/27 million.

HunterCenter
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definitely makes them a better team today than they were yesterday

Pats only beat them by 2 scores now.

Calipatsfan3473
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I thought for sure that the Saints would be in the running.

HunterCenter
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they likely were

Jdog Lemon Head
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Seems like whenever a player is released, they end up going to another team within the division.

Jdog Lemon Head
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We know atlanta and seattle won’t be running…

dp73
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http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170829/donta-hightowers-defensive-versatility-big-plus-for-patriots

I think Hightower will mover around but how much he plays at DE could make a difference in who the keep at LB. Also, the Patriots could pick up another DE through wavers or trade.

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Howdy Patriots fans! It’s been a loooong off-season, happy to find my way back now.
Just a quick technical question: do I remember correctly that the players that will be IRed need to be on the initial 53 men roster? Jules for instance, must be carried on the active roster till the beginning of the season and can only be placed on the reserve once the season officially started?

Calipatsfan3473
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Hey mesko- how are things?? The Pats already have 3 players on IR- and they are not included on the current roster.

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Hi Cali, things are fine over here, just hating to return to the job (September is cool because football starts, and September is awful because holidays are over… September would be a wicked twisted character in any good murder movie 🙂 ) How about yourself, do you get enough rain nowadays?
Thanks for the info, so basically we do not need to include Minitron in the roster projections, that’s what you are saying?

Neil X
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Labor Day is in September. And it’s only a month until Columbus Day and Halloween. Then there’s Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving in November. Plenty of holidays coming up!

Calipatsfan3473
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He’s in Europe- I think.

M.Fan
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Right, I am on the wrong side of the pond. We got almost the entire August free, but then not that much till Xmas.

Calipatsfan3473
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Doing fine- in the thick of wedding planning for daughter #2- haven’t had any rain since March- dry as a bone here.

Neil X
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Players can be put on IR any time, but if they are put on IR before the final 53 is determined, and have less than 4 years accrued playing experience, they are subject to waivers. On the other hand, if the player is IR’d after roster cutdowns, he is no longer subject to waivers.

M.Fan
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OK, so Rivers for instance should be kept on the roster if we don’t want to risk losing him, but Edelman can be immediately put on IR?

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Yes, Rivers would be subject to waivers now, but not Minitron. I’m not sure BB will bother to do it now though. It seems that BB isn’t that keen on keeping 90 players on the roster, as not all of the players he’s cut to date have been replaced with other players.

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Browns now with 13 picks in 2018 – lets see if they make at least 2 picks worthwhile.

Mattsky
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They might not be the joke of the league in another year or two.

dfwpatsfan
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The joke of the league has to be the Colts, sucked a season to get Andrew Luck and still sucking with him.

cqrun
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Suck for Luck, Suck with Luck

Calipatsfan3473
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The Jets are right there with them.

Calipatsfan3473
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Seems like they’re going in the right direction for once.

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This is part of an exchange I had with a Cowboys fan today.

DavidCarl‏ @DallasDave33

Replying to @MJXsky @wbrown881971 @AndrewBrandt
Spy-Gate Illegally filming other teams practices, and trying destroying the evidence

Mattsky‏ @MJXsky
Replying to @DallasDave33
WRONG! You didn’t google it! lol They didn’t film a practice or destroy evidence.. Since you don’t read. I’ll provide a picture.
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Saturn III
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You have to excuse the typical dopeiness of Cowboy fans.

Jdog Lemon Head
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There’s still million of people that think spygate is about taping practices.

Jdog Lemon Head
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And there are people that say they used the film during the game (not sure how that’s even possible with the speed of the game).

Mattsky
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It’s because of the bogus Boston Herald story the same year about filming the Rams.

bring
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John Tomase – how he still has a job is beyond me – after hibernating for a year or so, he reappeared as a Sox beat reporter

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Anybody watch the basketball replay of the 92 olympics? I’m DVRing the replay of all the games. I rewatched the 1st game against Angola and I forgot how awesome that team USA team was. Laetner was a waste though…still think they should’ve picked Shaq over him.

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If I were in Vegas, I think I’d probably put money down on the Texans and Astros to win it all. With this Houston catastrophe, it’ll make for a feel good story if Houston takes home a trophy, like the Saints with Katrina and Sox with the Marathon Bombing. Or the Patriots with 9/11.

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Forgot to mention the feel good story of last SB with the Pats sticking it to Goodell.

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Rotoworld: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the NFL is discussing canceling the Ravens vs. Saints preseason game Thursday night.
With Hurricane Harvey wreaking havoc in Houston and moving to Louisiana, it makes sense to also scrap this meaningless game after the NFL pulled the plug on Cowboys-Texans earlier Wednesday. There’s no sense in having the Ravens fly into this mess, while also allowing the Saints players to be with their families.

Calipatsfan3473
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The Ravens/Saints game is going on as scheduled——————————->

Calipatsfan3473
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This whole thing is so stupid- cancel the darn game.

Calipatsfan3473
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Screw it!!

Dingo
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Rotoworld: Free agent QB Johnny Manziel worked out for the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats last week.
The Ticats came away convinced Manziel isn’t ready to return to football, physically or mentally. “Too many red flags,” one source told TSN. Wanting to see if Manziel was ready to dedicate himself to football and become a face of the franchise, the Ticats came away with “a resounding no” to answer those questions. Manziel remains a long shot to ever play in the NFL again.

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LOL what a screwball.

Neil X
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Classic example of someone who always skated by on talent alone. Once he ran up against the talent level in the NFL, he wasn’t mentally prepared for the work he would have to put in to be competitive.

Calipatsfan3473
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That’s about all he’s qualified for at this point.

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No question the right move to cancel Texans/Cowgirls game… bigger point – if this was a regular season game, they couldn’t cancel it, they’d just move it. So, it shows how useless this 4th preseason game is, and moreso, how useless 4 of these games are.

Neil X
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BB disagrees with you quite strongly on this matter.

HunterCenter
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yes indeed. BB values all 22 of his preseason games.

Jdog Lemon Head
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It’s not useless. Back of the roster guys are fighting for a spot. Backups like Brisket need the experience.

Jdog Lemon Head
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However, I would love if it the NFL did away with the 4th preseason game and implemented a 2nd bye week. Would be good to have teams get a buy week around weeks 5-7, and then a 2nd bye week around weeks 12-14

Jdog Lemon Head
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But they do the game for proximity/logistics…only other option is playing Buffalo, Jets, or Philly

Jdog Lemon Head
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but if you look at the other matchups, they’re pretty close.
Jax/ATL, Cincy,Indy, Philly/NYJ,Detroit/Buffalo, CLE/CHI, AZ/Den, LA/SF,SEA/OAK

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Really? The fact that the Pats played the Giants last year in preseason is going to affect your enjoyment of the game this year?

Neil X
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ESPN has the Giants and Patriots defenses rated 1 and 2 in the league. So it’s interesting from that perspective.

Calipatsfan3473
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So now the NFL is cancelling the Texans/Cowboys game?? Why didn’t they do this immediately?

Calipatsfan3473
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Just seemed so stupid to have the game in the first place with all that has happened.

Jdog Lemon Head
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Money. They were seeing if it’s possible it could be played.

Neil X
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Well, to be fair, they announced yesterday that all of the proceeds from ticket sales to the game would go to disaster relief.

zoocore
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This is badass.

Mattsky
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Too soon?

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Mattsky
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Too soon?

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Jdog Lemon Head
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Funny…but it’s the Pats so I feel dirty giving this a like. I’ll Armstead like it instead